As I write this, I keep hearing my mom tell me to keep it simple. She touched and saved a lot of lives with her strength, wisdom, courage, and warm heart. In July 1959 Nancy Lynn Hedt was born into her earthly shell in Bremerton, Washington. On the 3rd of June 2020 she stopped inhabiting that shell. She was here for almost 61 years in that cardinal form.
She grew up in Kitsap county and graduated from South Kitsap High School in 1977. She had a beautiful white dress on the day she got married. She gave birth to her son in April 1978 and her daughter in October 1982. Her husband went into the military and they traveled all over the world. She loved La Louve, and the streets of Bitburg. She and her children used to walk down to a pastry shop in Newbury, England every week and pick out a pastry.
In 2001 she graduated from Wayne Community College and got accepted into the University of North Carolina. She was studying Sociology and wanted to work with and help children. She was always a mentor to children and wanted the best for everyone.
In 2001 she and her children (now grown up) moved back to Washington State.
Her biggest goal in life was that her babies were ok and were going to be ok. She would walk through the fire to make sure that they were, and she was mighty successful. Family traditions were very important to her. To express her through her music, Helen Reddy “I Am Woman” resonates well with her, as well as “Dancing in the Streets” by David Bowie and “In the Arms of an Angel” by Sarah McLachlan. She is survived by five grandchildren (Ty, Makayla, Ronan, Keegan, and Drake), Two children (Philip and Elizabeth), and a sister (Karen). We all love her and wish she didn’t have to leave so soon, we’d love to spend more time with her, but we wish her well on her Journey and look forward to meeting up with her again one day.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Nancy's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
St Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105